Re: RE: How did Stephen King get past the slush pile?

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Laurie Zupan
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I don’t enjoy King’s newer stuff, but his first books were brilliant – and I don’t even like horror suspense.  He has an excellent imagination and is able to create a believable existence of phenomenon that our logic would tell us is impossible.  That takes talent.  Yes, he goes on forever to set up a scene and his descriptions can get tedious.  But he is still a master story teller.  If he can make me believe a car can be jealous and homicidal – even when smashed into a small square in a junk yard, he’s pretty good at getting readers to suspend logic.